Latch On To Our Latest Jewelry Love: Super-Sized Links

In a More is More world, we're all for going the distance with our accessories. And while we'll always have an affection for delicate little heirlooms, the recent appearance of jumbo-size linked jewelry has us jumping on the chain gang, big time. In particular, we're loving the XL open-link chains from Michael Kors and the colorful chunky collar necklace from Louis Vuitton, a perfect match of classic and quirky. In polished gunmetal or vibrant plastics, we're even toying with the idea of wearing these blown-up links in multiples. But given the impact of some of these super-sized chains, a solo statement could easily do the trick.
Above, from left: Michael Kors Chain Link Necklace, $700, available at Neiman Marcus; Sequin Gold Accordian Necklace, $60, available at Charm & Chain.
Above, from left: J. Crew Estate Link Bracelet, $58, at J. Crew; Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. Oval Link Necklaces, $20,000 for yellow, rose, and white gold, $500 for resin, available in September at Tiffany & Co. link-necklaces-big-chains-louis-vuitton-bijoux
Above, from left: Bijoux Terner Resin Necklace, $10, at Bijoux Terner locations; Louis Vuitton fall '09 runway, photo via
Above, from left:Topshop Mesh Looped Collar Necklace, $24, available at Topshop; Lee Angel Twisted Chain Necklace, $365, at Net-A-Porter.
Above, from left: Thea Grant Walton Street Necklace, $188, available at Thea Grant; Nancy Caten Chunky Silver Bracelet, $245, available at Net-A-Porter.